This online training programme will introduce participants to the operating principles and most commonly used strategies and tools for integrating a gender dimension into budgetary processes. Starting with the basics of GRB through an analysis of the budgeting cycle, the course will discuss how national and local commitments on gender equality can (and should) be supported by setting budgetary priorities in order to achieve de facto gender equality, as well as effective use of budget funds. The training will include examples and case studies to illustrate a variety of GRB approaches in different parts of the world. The main topics that will be discussed are: Macroeconomics: why gender matters; Gender-responsive budgets: principles and definitions; GRB and the budget cycle framework: key steps and outputs; Tools for GRB: an overview; GRB as a tool for a good governance; Tools for GRB: focus on selected experiences; Stakeholders and partnerships for successful GRB initiatives.
Staff of national and local public services involved in their institution's budgeting cycle; gender experts/advisors and individuals interested in mainstreaming the gender approach and working in the field of gender equality; staff of regional and international development agencies; civil society representatives interested in performing advocacy work and raising awareness of gender issues; employers' and workers' representatives wishing to ensure equitable access and processes in their organizations.